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Liverpool Could Hijack Bayern's Move for Chelsea Star

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Liverpool are set to enter the race for Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi and sign the winger away from the grasps of Bayern Munich, according to a report from German publication Bild yesterday afternoon.

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Hudson-Odoi has been one of the major topics of discussion within the media this month and having recently turned down Chelsea’s contract offer of £85,000 a week, he looks destined to depart Stamford Bridge before the window concludes.

Bayern Munich were thought to be the prime candidates for the 18-year-old’s signature — they even had a mammoth £35m bid rejected by Chelsea and could be set to increase this amount in the upcoming week.

However, Bild believe Bayern’s hopes of bringing Hudson-Odoi to the Bundesliga will be far from straightforward as Liverpool have already met with the Englishman and his agent in an attempt to prise him to Anfield.

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The report also indicates that Bayern fear Liverpool will not only beat them to Hudson-Odoi, but also to RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner, who has been linked extensively to both clubs in recent weeks; the Bundesliga champions are keen to get both onboard before Liverpool hijack a possible deal.

Skilful, possessing pace in abundance and with limitless potential, Hudson-Odoi would be an excellent signing for Liverpool, although you have to imagine Chelsea would be reluctant to sanction a move to a direct rival.

Despite being desperate to keep the winger in West London, Chelsea are resigned to losing Hudson-Odoi, who is frustrated at a lack of first-team opportunites and they’d much rather lose him to Bayern than Liverpool.

 

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